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Another BIM first for BDP

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BDP has continued the company’s trail blazing approach to BIM certification, by being the first in Scotlandto be assessed and certificated under BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Business Systems Certification Scheme.

An international architecture and engineering practice, BDP has achieved BIM certification of its Glasgow studio nearly two years before the Scottish Government’s 2017 deadline for implementing Level 2 BIM across Scotland’s public sector estate.

This follows the landmark certification, under the BRE Global scheme, of BDP’s London studio last year, which established the company as the first in the UK to achieve this Level 2 BIM standard. Certification of BDP’s studios in Manchester and Sheffield – and Dublin, the first to achieve certification in Ireland – has followed.

“We are delighted to have taken a leading role, working with BRE Global, in our industry’s adoption of BIM Level 2 standards, which are now an integral part of our day-to-day workflows,” says Alistair Kell, Director of Information and Technology at BDP.

As part of each certification process, BDP completed an online application form and submitted the required documents for review. After a desktop audit and telephone discussions, BRE Global conducted a site audit to review processes and procedures at each of BDP’s certificated offices.

“BDP has continued to demonstrate the company’s on-going dedication to BIM, performing confidently in a BIM Level 2 environment across the business,” says Ben Curtis, BRE Global BIM Scheme Manager.

BDP is now working towards certification of the company’s studios in Bristol and Birmingham, which will bring all of its UK and Irish studios up to Level 2 BIM standard.

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BRE Global’s BIM Level 2 Business Systems Certification scheme assesses a business, based at a single or multiple locations, in relation to the BIM policy and capability defined in PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 91. It also assesses the ability of the business to meet the requirements of an employer to carry out a BIM capability assessment. The scheme has been designed to enable certificated businesses to demonstrate compliance with PAS91-2013 section 4.2, so that they will not have to provide evidence of competence each time they undertake a tender.

BRE Global is an independent, third-party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market. Our testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in world-class facilities. BRE Global is part of the BRE Trust, the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment.

BDP is an international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. We work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning across the world. Founded in Preston, UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, UAE, India, and China. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport and leisure and has won over 850 awards for design quality.